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Standing with laborers and emergency workers Oct. 4, 2001, a priest blesses a 20-foot tall cross of steel beams that had been recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York. The Knights of Columbus Heroes Fund was established on the day following the Sept. 11 attacks. (CNS photo from Reuters)
Continued review of some of the more significant K of C events and accomplishments which have occurred since the turn of the century.
2015: In July, the Knights of Columbus began the Christians at Risk national campaign, which raises funds and fosters awareness of the persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East.
2015: Supreme Knight Carl Anderson presented charters for St. Andrew Kim Daegun Council 16000 and St. Paul Chong Hasang Council 16178 in Seoul, South Korea, on April 18. Named for 19th-century Korean martyrs, these are the first councils instituted in Korea outside a military base and the first on the mainland of Asia.
2015: The Knights of Columbus marked the: 125th anniversary of the death of Father Michael McGivneywith a special Mass at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn.
2015: The Order funded the delivery of one month’s supply of food to more than 13,500 Iraqi Christians as part of its multimillion dollar initiative to aid displaced Christian families and other persecuted religious communities in the Middle East.
2015: In September, the Supreme Council and countless Knights served as volunteers at many events during Pope Francis’ first apostolic visit to the United States and the World Meeting of Families, both held in Philadelphia.
2015: Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz of Kraków, Poland, joined the Knights of Columbus for the dedication of the main altar at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C.
2015: The Knights of Columbus surpassed $100 billion of life insurance in force, highlighting the fraternal benefit society’s mission to protect Catholic families.
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Links Related to this week’s column:
- THE NEW MILLENNIUM: 2000 AND ONWARDS
By Knights of Columbus (2018)
- On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized 25 martyrs of Mexico, including six members of the Knights of Columbus. Less than one year later, Carl A. Anderson was installed as the 13th supreme knight in Mexico City and dedicated the Order and his administration to Mary under her title Our Lady of Guadalupe.